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  • Blacklisted workers

    March 31, 2014 7:11 PM

    IOWA CITY, IOWA- The Governor of Iowa's staff maintains a "do not rehire" list that's grown by more than 250 names since Terry Branstad returned to office in 2011. The list now has more than 1,400 names of people who were previously fired. The list is more than... more »
  • White: Course Choice list 'cannot be ignored'

    July 29, 2013 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 1,000 students are on a waiting list for a state education department program offering courses to Louisiana students online. The "Course Choice" program was limited to a pilot program after a court ruling that the Legislature had illegally chosen to fund it through a program... more »
  • Clinton's police chief making good on promise to bust outlaws

    July 15, 2013 11:41 PM

    CLINTON- People who skipped court and skipped a second chance at getting issues cleared with the town's police department are being arrested. Police Chief Fred Dunn arrested people Monday, the second day of busts related to his amnesty program. Saturday morning he started his round up. "When we... more »
  • Police chief plans to arrest hundreds overnight Friday Play Video

    July 12, 2013 9:43 PM

    CLINTON - A town's amnesty program ends at midnight Friday evening, and the police chief has planned to round up hundreds of offenders. "Come take care of your citation or your warrant or you will be arrested, plan and simple," Clinton Police Chief Fredrick Dunn said. The program... more »
  • Zimmerman jury asks judge for list of evidence

    July 12, 2013 3:54 PM

    SANFORD, Fla. - Jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial are asking the judge for a list of all the evidence. Jurors asked for the inventory list about two hours after the started their deliberations Friday. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder, but the jury can also choose manslaughter. He... more »
  • 3 LSU players on Bednarik watch list

    July 8, 2013 11:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Three LSU football players - defensive tackle Anthony Johnson, linebacker Lamin Barrow and safety Craig Loston - are on the watch list for the Bednarik Award. The award is presented annually to college football's National Defensive Player of the Year by the Maxwell Football Club. Both LSU... more »
  • Broke, single, under 30? BR is perfect!

    June 20, 2013 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Thanks to LSU tailgating, bars on Perkins and downtown with great drink specials, and the authentic "joie de vivre" in south Louisiana, the region was ranked among the best cities in America to be young, broke and single. MoneyUnder30.com posted the list. The site promises "simple, honest... more »
  • Hundreds to be stricken from La. sex registry

    June 12, 2013 4:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Hundreds of people who were convicted of soliciting oral or anal sex for money under Louisiana's "crime against nature by solicitation" law will have their names removed from the state's sex offender registry following the settlement of a class-action lawsuit. U.S District Judge Martin Feldman on Tuesday... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Top Ticket Violators

    May 1, 2013 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers are racking up parking tickets by the dozens in Baton Rouge, and a News 2 investigation revealed who's at the top of the list. There are more than 45,000 individual cars with unpaid tickets in the city-parish. Some of those have more than 150 outstanding... more »
  • Poverty Point nominated as a World Heritage Site

    January 17, 2013 5:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Poverty Point State Historic Site and National Monument in West Carroll Parish has been nominated for inclusion on the World Heritage site list. If approved, the prehistoric earthworks would join the Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty, Stonehenge, the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef on... more »
  • Baton Rouge ranked one of America's "drunkest" places

    January 10, 2013 7:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Apparently, people in the Capital City like to drink. And, according to The Daily Beast- a news and opinion website- the city is one of the drunkest in America. Editors used a variety of questions and averages to make their list of " America's 25 Drunkest Cities... more »
  • Christian group lists the world's worst persecutors

    January 8, 2013 6:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - North Korea continues to be the worst country in the world to be a Christian, according to the new World Watch List released by Open Doors USA. The list ranks North Korea as the world's worst persecutor of Christians for the 11th year in a row, followed by... more »
  • 1991 wedding guest list made VP debate side issue

    October 10, 2012 5:12 PM

    NEW YORK- A day before the vice presidential debate the guest list for moderator Martha Raddatz's 1991 wedding has become an issue. That's because the list included Harvard Law School student and future president Barack Obama. Raddatz's employer, ABC News, calls it "silly" for The Daily Caller website to question... more »
  • Stolen phone synched, reveals contact list to victim Play Video

    October 9, 2012 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Technology could help police find a stolen iPhone. A few days after it was taken the victim, Neal McRoberts, noticed a new contact list synced to his iCloud contacts, an Apple internet-based storage system. "These are people that I clearly don't know, and it dawned... more »
  • Sen. Vitter labeled "most corrupt" for blocking pay raise after oil spill

    September 12, 2012 9:45 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington named Louisiana Senator David Vitter one of the "most corrupt." The organization names 20 members of Congress and says "most members on CREW's list violated the law and all flagrantly ignored the rules. For the majority, there have been few... more »
  • EBRSO looking for Craig's List cell phone thief

    August 10, 2012 2:42 PM

    Baton Rouge- East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's detectives are looking for a man wanted for stealing cell phones from various victims solicited on Craig's List. Detectives say 21 year-old David Mattox arranged to meet the victims in public, and asks to inspect the phones before purchasing them. Then... more »
  • LSU places five on SI preseason All-American teams

    August 9, 2012 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers landed the most spots on Sports Illustrated's preseason All-American teams, which were released today. The Tigers had five players named to the list, followed by the USC Trojans with four. Alabama, Wisconsin and Oregon each had three players named. The SEC also led... more »
  • 50 things to do in Louisiana this summer Play Video

    June 20, 2012 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The summer season is here! The WBRZ News 2 at 4pm team is kicking off the season with a bucket list of fun things to do this summer. The first item on the list, eating a snoball. Watch News 2 at 4pm today for a quick... more »
  • DOE accepting voucher applicants, announces schools

    May 22, 2012 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 5,000 students can get new taxpayer-funded voucher slots at private schools, under a law passed this session expanding a New Orleans voucher program statewide. The state education department announced Tuesday that in addition to the 2,300 existing voucher slots available to New Orleans students, seats... more »
  • House committee rejects robocall bill Play Video

    April 3, 2012 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A House committee rejected a bill that would have forced political "robocalls" to follow the same rules as telemarketers. The House Commerce Committee voted 11-6 to reject the bill because of possible state lawsuits over the change. The bill sought to remove exemptions from automated... more »
  • Gunman on U.S. no-fly list

    March 22, 2012 5:56 PM

    WASHINGTON - The man suspected killing seven people in France was on the list of known or suspected terrorists who are prohibited from flying to the United States according to a U.S. counterterrorism official. The suspected shooter, Mohamed Merah, had been on the no-fly list since 2010. Merah was killed... more »
  • Hudson on witness list for upcoming murder trial

    February 28, 2012 7:37 AM

    CHICAGO - Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is on the witness list for the upcoming trial of a man accused of killing her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew. The Chicago Tribune reports, however, that prosecutors haven't yet disclosed whether Hudson will actually testify at William Balfour's trial, which is slated to... more »
  • LDEQ publicly listing meth-contaminated homes

    February 23, 2012 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- If you're in the market for a new home, a new tool can help you make sure your dream home isn't someone else's meth home. More than three years after a new law called for creating a list of meth-contaminated houses, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality... more »
  • La. Rep. wants political calls added to "Do Not Call" list

    February 22, 2012 4:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - State Rep. Cameron Henry announced Wednesday his legislation to amend the Telephone Solicitation Relief Act of 2001, better known as the "Do Not Call" listing of telephone subscribers who want to avoid telephone solicitations, to include political calls or robocalls. The legislation, House Bill 151, has... more »
  • US No-Fly list doubles in 1 year

    February 2, 2012 4:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - A U.S. counterterrorism official says the government's list of suspected terrorists who are banned from flying to and within the U.S. has doubled in the past year. The no-fly list has swelled from 10,000 to 21,000 names over the past year. The official says much of the increase... more »
  • Animals on euthanization list rescued from shelter

    October 31, 2011 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A dozen dogs and two dozen cats on the list to be euthanized this morning were saved from the East Baton Rouge Animal Shelter. Companion Animal Alliance created the Facebook page Last Minute Hope for Baton Rouge Animals where pictures of animals on the "Last Chance List"... more »
  • BRPD Chief candidates list narrowed to 11

    May 6, 2011 1:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of Mayor-President Kip Holden's selection committee whittled the list of possible candidates for Baton Rouge Police Chief down to 11 this morning. The committee took the top names from two rounds of votes during their meeting today. It's the second meeting for the group. ... more »
  • The Meth Effect: Part 3

    March 2, 2011 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- When a meth lab is picked up, that doesn't mean it's cleaned up. It costs thousands of dollars to rid a home of chemicals used in the process, and involves ripping up carpet, gutting walls and revamping ventilation systems. But there's nothing forcing homeowners to clean it... more »
  • Feds to study oil spill's effect on bluefin tuna

    October 11, 2010 5:15 AM

    The National Marine Fisheries Service will study whether the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has hurt the bluefin tuna population to the point that the fish should be placed on the endangered species list. The agency says the Center for Biological Diversity's San Francisco office provided scientific information to back... more »

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